What about bad reviews, you ask? If an author has solicited a review themselves from a site, then remember to thank the reviewer, regardless of a one or five star review. Neither type of review will make or break your career, so comport yourself with the dignity expected of you as a published professional. Think of your favorite author, do they complain about bad review? No. We've all had those reviews. Feel the pain, but don't let one person's opinion break you. Eat some chocolate, indulge in ice cream, punch a wall or whatever, and then get back to that Work in Progress and write!
Having an issue with your publisher? Any author will tell you that complaining about your publisher online is a death sentence for your career. At least it is if you mention the publisher by name. What should you do? First take a deep breath and evaluate the issue with a dispassionate view. Speak with a trust author friend. They might offer a more objective view. Above all, remember that writing is a career.
You are the CEO of your own future and need look further in the future than the moment. What are your ten, twenty, and thirty year goals when thinking of your career as an author? Remember the publisher want a successful book as well as you do, because that is the only way they make money. So, keep those lines of communication open with your publisher and you'll both be happier in the end.On our journey to become bestselling and/or millionaire authors, we should develop these traits in order to bring about the success we are striving toward. The publishing world is full of ups and downs. We walk through this fire each time a new book comes out. Conduct yourself with traits worthy of a successful author and see how much easier it becomes to handle adversity.